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On the Pains of Hell

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ON THE PAINS OF HELL “And these shall go into everlasting punishment.” Matthew 25:46 In committing sin, the sinner does two evils. He abandons God, the Sovereign Good, and turns to creatures, “For my people have done two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have dug to themselves cisterns –broken cisterns – that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13).... Read More

Unhappy Life of the Sinner

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UNHAPPY LIFE OF THE SINNER HAPPY LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN WHO LOVES GOD “There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 48:22) “Much peace have they that love thy law.” (cf Psalm 119:165) In this life all men seek after peace. The merchant, the soldier, the man who goes to law, labor with the hope of making a fortune, and of thus finding peace, by worldly lucre, by... Read More

Abuse of Divine Mercy

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ABUSE OF DIVINE MERCY “Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?” Romans 2:4 We read in the parable of the cockle [the weeds among the wheat], that the servants of the good man of the house, seeing that it had grown up in the field along with the wheat, wished to pluck it up. “Wilt thou,” said they, “that we go and gather it up?” (cf Matthew... Read More

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